Record-breaker Aishel Cid Evangelista of Aquaspeed Sailfish led the Most Outstanding Swimmer (MOS) awardees in Motivational Class of the 99th Philippine Swimming League (PSL) National Series Novice and Motivational Swimming Championship held at the Diliman Preparatory School swimming pool in Quezon City.
Evangelista swept all his five events highlighted by three record breaking feats to pocket the MOS trophy in the boys’ 6-under category of the event supported by The Manila Times.
He smashed records in the 100m Individual Medley (1:40.84), 50m breaststroke (55.73) and 50m freestyle (39.12) then completed a clean sweep by topping the 50m backstroke (48.22) and 50m butterfly (48.95).
Sharing the limelight were Sydney Alexa Henry of Aquaspeed Sailfish (girls’ 6-under), Jim Boone Romualdo of Southeastern College (boys’ 8-year), Rodjohn Cuasay of Camp Aguinaldo Streamline (boys’ 9-year), Allyza Marie Palermo of Kalipayan Sailfish (girls’ 11-year) and Ysabelle Margareth Mendroz of Mindoro Megallodon (girls’ 12-year), who also earned five gold medals each to win tehir respective MOS awards.
The other MOS winners in girls’ division are Alexandra Marie Rejuso of Aquaspeed Sailfish (7), Nicole Camacho of Kalipayan Sailfish (8), Trizia Haileyana Tabamo of College of Holy Spirit-Tarlac (9), Kyra Patricia Torio of Manoloto Golden Sharks (10), Aliana Bequillo of Wesleyan College of Manila (13), Rowena De Guzman of Grand Villa Pateros (14) and Diane Fanicon of Mindoro Megallodon (15-over).
Bagging MOS awards in boys’ class are Kyle Dexter Gruta of Silang Baywolves (7), Melvin De Guzman of Grand Villa Pateros (10), Arbeen Miguel Thruelen of Aqua Sprintz (11), Mark Joseph Viernes of Malabon (12), Zachie Gallegos of Wesleyan College of Manila (13), Marione Patrick Barcelon of Wild Wahoo (14) and Alfred Conda of Kalipayan Sailfish (15-over).
“We’re happy with the outcome of this competition. We’ve seen a lot of potential swimmers. We will be guiding them to achieve their best times and hopefully represent our country in international level in the future,” said PSL President Susan Papa.
Kalipayan Sailfish collected 623 points to claim the overall championship crown while Manaloto Golden Sharks scored 603 points for second and Wild Wahoo got 530 points for third.
Camp Aguinaldo Streamline (528), Southeastern College (439), Aquaspeed Sailfish (418), Wesleyan College of Manila (384), Malabon Swim Club (293), Grand Villa Pateros (263) and Silang Baywolves Swim Club (211) completed the Top 10 teams.
“I want to develop youth as fully integrated members of society not just for the promotion of swimming but also for the development of young generation,” stressed Papa.
PSL is a national sports swimming association for universities and colleges accredited by the Federation of School Sports Association of the Philippines – the internationally affiliated member of Federation of International Sports University.